WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE
Theme: The Minor Prophets: A Closer Look at God’s Heart
Date May 06, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.
Focus Statement: God desires us to be a transformed and transforming people. Through our worship we relate to God but often it can be easy to simply see worship as a ritual and not a relationship.
GATHERING AS GOD’S PEOPLE
Welcome and Lamp lighting
We light a light in the name of the God who creates life, the Son who loves life, and the Spirit who is the fire of life. Thanks be to God who unites us in our hope, faith and life.
Call to Worship and Opening Prayer
Come, now is the time to worship (STJ 9)
Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing (HWB 110)
Scripture Reading – Micah 1:3–7, 4:1-5
Prayer and Offering
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
Children’s story – Ingrid Penner
O God You Are My God
Scripture Reading – Micah 6: 1-8
Sermon – Christianity is not a religion; it’s a relationship – Daryl Climenhaga
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Song of Response
Congregational Life and Sharing
SENDING GOD’S PEOPLE
Song of Sending
God loves all his many people (HWB 397)
Worship Leader – Eric Rempel
Song Leaders – Scott & Kendra Friesen, Toni & Kayla Hiebert
Organist / Pianist – Margarete Dyck
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please pray for:
· Dorothy Fehr and Peter Koop who is in Bethesda Hospital
· Hildegard Adrian, Peter Dyck, Tina Nikkel, Jessie Peters, Helen Warkentin, Anne Unger (Bethesda Place)
CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION
Pastor Lee and Val Peters are leading a service at Bridgepark Manor on our behalf this morning.
COIN COLLECTION OFFERING - During the month of May the children will be collecting coins during the offering time, in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank through our local Abundant Harvest Growing Project. Thank you for your sharing generously.
If you know of someone who needs Deacon Care please contact someone on the Deacons committee. The phone numbers will be listed in our new church directory.
Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr
SMC THIS WEEK
Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball
Mon, May 7, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball
Tues. May 8, 7:00 p.m. Church Board meeting in the MPR
7:00 p.m. SMC Women Committee meeting in the kitchenette
Sun, May 13, Scripture Text: Zeph. 1:7-9, 14-18, Hab. 3:1-7, 17-19
May 14, 7:30 p.m. Manigotagan meeting in MPR
May 22, 7:00 p.m. Deacons meeting in MPR
SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
· Children meet in the kitchenette
· Youth meet in lounge (off the kitchenette)
· 20’s & 30’s meet in Room 115
· Adult SS “Current Events” in MPR
· Adult SS Bible Study in Room 109 (Music Room)
April 29 – May 5, 2018 - Our Giving:
Budget $ 4,054.00 MCC: $500.00
COMMUNITY & CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCHES: Can we get YOUR church to sponsor a week at camp…and provide the support staff (or a portion of the support staff) that week? Each week’s support staff includes a camp pastor, kitchen and maintenance help, and a health officer. Talk to your small group, your friends, your committees and come join our camp community! Contact the Camps with Meaning office for more info, or to sign up. email@example.com or 204-895-2267.
May 6, 7:30 p.m. Eden Foundation Fundraising Concert “In Harmony for Hope” featuring Eastman Male Choir with Corny Rempel singing Elvis’ best gospel songs at SMC.
May 12, 1:00 p.m. Opening of the Kroeger Clocks Exhibition at MHV. See online bulletin for more details.
May 25 & 26, MCC Springfest including Plant Sale and Quilt Show and sale. See poster for times and other details.
SMC VISION STATEMENT
Steinbach Mennonite Church is faithfully following Christ in worship and service by making disciples, building community and reaching out to the world.
You are invited to the 20th Annual Providence Golf Classic! Tuesday, June 12th, 11:00am, Quarry Oaks Golf Course.
Visit http://www.prov.ca/community/providence-golf-classic/ to register. Start the day with a delicious BBQ, bid to win a silent auction prize, spend the afternoon on the course, then finish with an exquisite dinner prepared by the Sodexo professional food services team.
Mennonite Heritage Village and Kroeger Clocks Heritage Foundation invite you to the opening of their exhibition, The Art of Mennonite Clocks, on May 12 at 1:00 pm in MHV's Gerhard Ens Gallery, 231 PTH 12 N, Steinbach, MB. This exhibition explores the history and significance of clocks that were made for Mennonites by Mennonites in Russia. Join us for stories with guest speaker, H. Elizabeth Kroeger (daughter to Arthur Kroeger), direct descendent of the Kroeger clockmakers. For more information on the exhibition, go to www.mhv.ca. For more information on Kroger Clocks Heritage Foundation and The Virtual Collection of Mennonite Clocks, go to www.kroegerclocks.com. Exhibition will run until Spring 2019. Free admission May 12th.
Mennonite Collegiate Institute invites you to attend the MCI Spring Fundraiser evening on May 12 beginning at 6:45pm in Buhler Hall Foyer. Please join us for an evening of live music, delectable Hors D'oeuvres & Desserts and our feature documentary; 'Strength For Today... Bright Hope for Tomorrow - An MCI Story', featuring stories of alumni from 1948 – present. You are not going to want to miss it! Tickets are free, with donation opportunities available at various points throughout the evening. To reserve your tickets please visit our website www.mciblues.net or call MCI at (204)327-5891.
MCC Manitoba Bulletin Announcement for May 6, 2018
Grow Hope with us!
This spring, we invite you to join us to help end hunger by sponsoring a Grow Hope acre. Because of government matching, every gift grows providing relief to people facing food insecurity, drought and displacement. Find out more about Grow Hope and join the movement at mccmb.ca/growhope or call 204-261-6381.
World Fair Trade Day Celebration
Saturday, May 12, 10 am - 5:30 pm
134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg
Join Ten Thousand Villages at Plaza Drive for a fair-trade market music, Sam’s Place baking, upcycling crafts, activities for kids, samples and more throughout the day! For more information, call 204-261-0566.
May 25 & 26, 2018
134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg
Join us for our annual SpringFest with a quilt show and sale, BBQ lunch, plant sale and more. Proceeds will provide relief kits to families whose lives have been disrupted by conflict and disasters around the world. For more details visit mccmb.ca/springfest or call us at 204-261-6381.
Cycle Clear Lake - Calling all cyclists! Come out to Riding Mountain National Park for a beautiful trail ride in support of MCC water projects in Lebanon on Saturday, July 7. Registration deadline is June 18. For more information and to register online visit mccmb.ca/cycleclearlake or phone Reinhold at 204-729-8335.
MCC Manitoba welcomes applications for Donor Relations Coordinator based in Winnipeg. Applications are accepted until May 9, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit mccmb.ca/donor-relations-coordinator.
Canadian Mennonite University cmu.ca
1. CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre presents the launch of Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization, edited by Steve Heinrichs (MC Canada Director of Indigenous-Settler Relations). Join an evening conversation with Steve, Jonathan Dyck (illustrator) and essay contributors including Leah Gazan (Lakota), Vivian Ketchum (Anishinaabe) and Anita Keith (Mohawk). May 24 at 7:00 PM at Marpeck Commons.
2. Plan to attend the inaugural Canadian Conference on Ecclesiology and Ethnography. Join academics, students, and practitioners in exploring the dynamic relationship between theological reflection and the lived experience of the church. June 6-8 at CMU. For more information see cmu.ca/eandeconference.
3. Each year CMU’s Canadian School of Peacebuilding invites the peacebuilders of the world to gather from June 11-15 and 18-22 for a selection of five-day courses taught by local, national, and international peacebuilders. Consider learning more about approaches to peacebuilding, justice, reconciliation, conflict resolution, and development with this unique international network. Visit csop.cmu.ca for course information.
4. Canadian Mennonite University invites inquiries and applications for the full-time salaried positions of Maintenance Manager and Program Manager, Outtatown Discipleship School. Inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org , 204-594-0532.
5. CMU is seeking volunteers for assistance with occasional mailings and data entry projects. For more information please contact Julie Derksen at 204-487-3300 ext. 607 or email@example.com.
6. Register now for 2018-19 lessons and classes at CMU’s Community School of Music & the Arts. Check out the Summer Music Academy program for young pianists and singers. See cmu.ca/csma for more information.
Mennonite Disaster Service Canada Employment Opportunity. The MDS Canada office in Winnipeg has a job opportunity for an Administrative Assistant. Find the job description at https://mds.mennonite.net/who-we-are/employment/#jobs.
MDS volunteer opportunity in Williams Lake, BC. Fires in central BC in 2017 destroyed thousands of acres of forest as well as many homes. On May 20 MDS will begin rebuilding in the community and we need volunteers. For more information or to volunteer go to https://mds.mennonite.net or phone 204-261-1274.
MC Manitoba Update
Leadership Prayer Retreat
A day at Camp Assiniboia on May 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The day will include times of worship, opportunities for silent reflection and prayer, walks and/or rest as needed, times to connect with colleagues and an opportunity to hear some information regarding: “Healthy Congregations” assessment and steps for the coming year (as introduced at MCM’s Delegate Assembly in March). The day will also include a lunch. Cost: $15 Please register by May 12 via the registration link I will send out. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or more information.
Support a Staff Person
This summer we have a number of younger, first-time staff who are not connected to an MCM congregation. If your church would be willing to support any of these staff financially for any amount, please contact the camp office. Please see the attached letter.
MC Manitoba Announcements
Spring Open House at Camp Assiniboia. Are you thinking of coming to camp this summer? Campers, families, friends, volunteers – all are welcome! Come meet some the leadership staff, roast a hot dog, try an activity, and take a look around at Camp Assiniboia on Wednesday, May 16th from 4-7 pm.
17th Annual Birding Retreat at Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, May 24-27th (Koinonia is unavailable this spring). Key activities: birding around camp, a visit to Whitewater Lake, and worship times. Choose an early start Thursday evening and spend all-day Friday on a special trip to the Melita/Pierson area. Dennis Fast, well-known birder and photographer and Heidi den Haan, biologist and birder will be leading us in sessions on birding. Brochure attached.
From the Palestine/Israel Resolutions committee of MC Canada, MCM Chapter.
Lord, we give thanks for the Palestinian people. We are grieved by those who lose their lives in their challenge against oppression. We pray for those who trust that ‘ the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings’. (Malachi 4:2) Lord in your mercy… Hear Our prayers
In 1948, Jewish paramilitary groups forcibly displaced over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and land, an event which Palestinians refer to as "Nakba" or "catastrophe" in English. A commemoration will be held on Tuesday, May 15, starting at 4:30 pm at Memorial Park, Winnipeg - Osborne St. at Broadway Ave. Please join us in showing solidarity with these refugees.
Since the protests of the ‘Great March of Return’ began on the 30th of March, forty Palestinians have been killed and over two thousand have been injured in Gaza by the Israeli occupation forces. Marchers are protesting the Israel imposed blockade in place since 2007. Building materials, food, and fuel are limited. Medicines, and electricity are in short supply limiting health care possibilities for the wounded thousands. The United Nations states that Gaza will be unlivable by 2020.